Contact Us

Meth Fights the Flu – Who Knew?

ThinkStock

Got the flu? There’s a semi-new cure out there. It’s a bit illegal but according to a new study, Meth helps to the fight the flu. Yes, they did a study on meth and this was the result.

 

Researchers in Taiwan found that methamphetamine may possess flu-fighting properties. The study exposed human lungs to various levels of meth, and then injected them with the flu-like viruses.

The lungs not injected with meth had the same amount of the flu virus 24 hours after infection. The meth lungs, after 30 hours of infection and injection, had a significantly lower level of the virus. After 48 hours, it was pretty much eliminated.

That doesn’t mean go to the bad part of town and buy a stock of Meth next time you get sick. What this does mean is that researchers are now looking for a structurally similar and safer way to fight the flu using what was found in the study with meth. My question, who the hell thought up ”Hmm, I wonder what effects meth would have if someone was sick with the flu” and why?

Story: Huffington Post

More from Q103

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q103albany.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!